Category Archives: Primary Grades

Handwriting Without Tears Research Review Articles

The Wet Dry Try App, provides explicit instruction for letter formation based on the Handwriting Without Tears (HWT) curriculum. Below is a link to research review articles  related to the  HWT curriculum : Handwriting Without Tears Reference Review Additional supporting research articles: Case-Smith, … Continue reading

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TV Teacher: writing abc’s – lower case app

   Occupational Therapist Marnie Danielson co-authored the handwriting instruction The TV Teacher instruction using evidence based practice of video modeling¹ along with movement based understanding of letter formation (Chandler, C. 2014). The TV Teacher ™ DVD based program includes an introduction to upper, … Continue reading

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Late on sending your seasons greetings cards? Create an E-Card in minutes!

If you are like me, time has gotten away from me and those season greetings to friends and family are still waiting to be sent out. With two days to go I am attempting to be at least somewhat thoughtful, … Continue reading

Posted in Android, App Reviews, Customizable app, Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, Early Childhood, Elementary School, Free apps, Handwriting, High School, Holiday and Special Events, iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Keyboard, Middle School, Mobile Device Use, Occupational Therapy, Primary Grades, Spelling, Therapist/Teacher Tools, Word Prediction, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Android Apps Gone Free!

Just to be fair, here are a few free Android app with a holiday flare worth checking out: Kids Christmas Connect the Dots Puzzle (free) for Android devices. Basic connect the dots with a Christmas theme.   Christmas Holiday Puzzle … Continue reading

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Brain Break Resources for the Classroom and in Therapy

Brain Breaks Research on the benefits of exercise on learning have long been established (Jensen, 2003; Medina, 2008). Brain breaks are just one form of those used in classrooms. Brain breaks have implications for students with special needs such as … Continue reading

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Cursive Writing Wizard App – Gone Free!

Familiar with the popular Writing Wizard app? It’s cursive counterpart – Cursive Writing Wizard app has just gone Free (for how long – it’s always a mystery)! Cursive Writing Wizard app (typically 3.99) for iPhone and iPad provides the same fun … Continue reading

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Mazes Activities – Magnetic Maze Boards or an App?

Maze activities have been a fun visual motor, fine motor coordination and spatial reasoning task for students. I especially enjoyed (and so did the kids!) the magnetic maze activities we used with students on 1:1 or as provided in play centers … Continue reading

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